(Dir: Brendan Muldowney / Ireland / 2017 / 96 mins)
followed by Q&A with Director Brendan Muldowney
Pilgrimage follows a small group of monks as they escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But political and religious significance of the relic is revealed, and the group’s journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger. Ultimately, the faith that binds the men together threatens to be the very same thing that will tear them apart.
This star-studded film was penned by screenwriter Jamie Hannighan and directed by Brendan Muldowney. The cast includes Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) and Stanley Weber (Outlander). Its six-week shoot was between the Co Mayo and Belgium.
Pilgrimage was developed with the assistance of the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Wallimages and the Wallonia Cultural Fund. This screening is brought to Ballina Arts Centre in partnership with Film Mayo an initiative of Mayo County Council. Director Brendan Muldowney is one of the mentors on the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award.
Admission is free. Early booking advised.